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    Wow - Champ paint is beautiful...

    Added some photos to one of the Champ registries and continue to be impressed by how beautiful this Champ truck's paint is.

    Not that many people might go back through the listings and see it so I wanted to post it sepeartely here. Owner said he once owned a '54 that was Shoshone red and really liked that color - this is what his painter was able to do...


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    That looks like red with a touch of black. Saw a 50's GMC with the common green paint. But, He had a touch of black mixed in. It made that green really pop. Looked just as good as that red.

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    very pretty!
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    Nice. I'd drive it.
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    Beautiful color. I like it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 52-fan View Post
    Beautiful color. I like it!
    I second that!!

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 62champ View Post
    Added some photos to one of the Champ registries and continue to be impressed by how beautiful this Champ truck's paint is.

    Not that many people might go back through the listings and see it so I wanted to post it sepeartely here. Owner said he once owned a '54 that was Shoshone red and really liked that color - this is what his painter was able to do...

    The restoration story of this truck was featured on my Studebaker page in April 2018 --

    http://billstudepage.homestead.com/files/2018april.htm
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    Beautiful truck, said by a man who hates red! Still a beautiful truck!
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    Nice shade of red. Looks great!

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    Beautiful restoration!!

    And an excellent position to photograph it, as well. One would never know the box is wider than the cab in that view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8E45E View Post
    Beautiful restoration!!

    And an excellent position to photograph it, as well. One would never know the box is wider than the cab in that view.
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    And really, WHO CARES? That is what Real Trucks do, carry the largest loads possible, with the largest Beds!

    IMG_0201.JPG < This Pickup is SIX ft. Wide and NINE ft. Long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StudeRich View Post
    And really, WHO CARES? That is what Real Trucks do, carry the largest loads possible, with the largest Beds!
    A) Those who go through great lengths to cut a section out of the P2 box and tailgate to make it line up with the cab, or

    B) Those who install a modern Ford Ranger or other smaller size pickup bed.

    They're the ones who don't care about being able to haul a bigger payload in one trip, if they carry a load at all!

    Craig

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    Who painted it?

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    I've never been a big fan of red, but I always liked '54 Shoshone Red, and your truck looks great!

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    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    That is a beautiful pickup, and I just noticed the front bumper is setting where it looks correct.
    Most of them I see have the factory mounting, which just looks too low and not fitting in with the body lines.

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    Josephine's color soon, there's a reason for everything!


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    Curious to know how bumper relocation was accomplished. Looks much, much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamzack View Post
    Curious to know how bumper relocation was accomplished. Looks much, much better.
    Kim
    Me too! Original location or not it looks good this way.
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